Lillehoj, E.B.

Aflatoxin contamination caused by natural fungal infection of preharvest corn. Variation between hybrids developed for specific regions but grown at diverse locations - 1980 - Printed

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Aflatoxin contamination of developing corn (Zea mays L.) kernels caused by natural infection by Aspergillus flavus Link ex Fries was studied in hybrids developed for the U.S. corn belt and for the southern U.S. and grown at diverse locations in 1977. Planting dates were staggered to examine the effect of crop maturity on infection by the toxin-producing fungus. A broad range of toxin values was observed at harvest; some levels exceeded the highest that had been previously recorded in corn. The highest concentration of aflatoxin B(,1) detected was 8030 ppb. Levels of toxin differed significantly among planting dates in Florida and Georgia; the second planting


English

1573-5036 (Revista en electrónico)


Feed microbiology and toxicology
Fungal diseases
Maize
Plant diseases
Zea mays

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